Monmouth County leaders provide update on county’s operations in response to COVID-19

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Leaders in Monmouth County have signed an emergency declaration, and gave an update on the county’s operations in response to COVID-19.

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Freeholders, as well as the county Sheriff and Public Health Coordinator, discussed the emergency declaration that’s now in place in the county.

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The focus was on the county’s preparedness, as well as a testing center, similar to the one set up in Bergen County, coming next week.

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“The other that they are currently working on PNC Bank arts Center, over in Holmdel here in Monmouth County, next week,” says Sheriff Shaun Golden. “I want to stress there is no opening date, there is no opening date, do not drive up to the outside, it is not for public access at this point for testing.”

Sheriff Golden added to not be alarmed if you see tents at hospitals, as they are there to prepare for a possible surge in patients.

The Monmouth County Health Department has also established a COVID-19 hotline to answer general questions at (732) 845-2070, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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